longa

[ long-guh, lawng- ]
/ ˈlɒŋ gə, ˈlɔŋ- /

noun Music.

the second longest note in medieval mensural notation.
Also long.

Origin of longa

1640–50; < Latin, feminine of longus long1

Definition for longa (2 of 2)

ars longa, vita brevis
[ ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs ]
/ ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs /

Latin.

art is long, life is short.
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